Moulin Rouge! The Musical

5 Reasons to See Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Calling all bohemians! Explore truth, beauty, freedom, and love in Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Written by Tony nominee John Logan and directed by Tony winner Alex Timbers, this stage musical adaptation follows the same story of the 2001 Oscar-nominated film.

Derek Klena currently stars as Christian, a young American composer who falls in love with Satine, played by Ashley Loren, who is an actress at the Moulin Rouge cabaret during La Belle Époque Paris. The pair find themselves in a whirlwind romance as they’re tasked with producing a new show in order to save the Moulin Rouge from financial ruin.

At the 2021 Tony Awards, the musical won 10 awards — the most of any production that night — including Best Musical. From its musical mashups to its immersive scenic design, here are five reasons you should see the “spectacular, spectacular” Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

1. The Music

With more than 70 songs encapsulating 160-plus years of music history, this musical mashup extravaganza will have you tapping your toes and clapping along to the beat. You’ll hear Offenbach’s iconic “Can-Can” melody from the 1800s, as well modern pop anthems from Grammy winners Lady Gaga and Pink, and Grammy nominees Katy Perry and Sia — all through the aural lens of Tony-winning orchestrations. How many do you think you’ll be able to recognize?

2. The Dancing

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Sonya Tayeh’s Tony-winning choreography for Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a master class in theatrical storytelling through movement. Combining eras of dance, Tayeh created a glorious choreographic tapestry of past and present. The talented cast executes each movement with impressive technical skill and a powerful stage presence that will leave you mesmerized.

3. The Spectacle

From sumptuous red velvet to glittering lights and ornate and enchanting costumes, Derek McLane’s Tony-winning scenic design, Justin Townsend’s Tony-winning lighting design, and Catherine Zuber’s Tony-winning costume design will immediately transport you to turn-of-the-century Paris. Once you enter the theatre, you will feel immersed into the irresistible world of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Every inch of the theatre is expertly designed to dazzle and draw you into the whimsy and wonder.

4. You Loved the Film

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No one does spectacle like Baz Luhrmann, and the stage is no exception. For fans of the movie, you’ll have plenty of Easter eggs to hunt for. The soul-stirring love story of Christian and Satine paired with bright Broadway talent will captivate you all over again.

5. You Want a Spectacular Date Night

What’s more romantic than a date where you are whisked away to Paris for the night? Surprise them with an unforgettable evening as you indulge in the glitz and grandeur of Moulin Rouge!. Suddenly the world will seem such a perfect place.

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